Davao is a good place to learn to dive as course rates are some of the cheapest in the country. Dive shops are located near the Sta Ana Wharf and are organising fun dives to sites around Samal island every weekend. Fun diving is also relatively cheap in Davao. Three dives with equipment and divemaster cost around 2500 PHP. Diving for newbies is extremely affordable and scuba introduction dives with divemaster and gear rental go for as low as 850 PHP. Below are a number of underwater photos of marine life leaving in the waters surrounding Samal Island.
Valonia Ventricosa otherwise known as bubble algea.
Two crosshatch butterfly fishes playing on the reef
A bunch of pipe corals
Spiky pipe sponge
For the last underwater photo you really have to look good to discover the Stone Fish. As this is one of the most venomous sea creatures be carefull where you put your hand or foot!